This is another special episode for me. I interviewed a former student of mine who I was blessed to work with for almost half of this education career through our gifted program, FIRST LEGO League, student voice organizations, and more. In this episode, we explore the topic of leadership and his story about how a young man at this age has been able to develop and understand the qualities of leadership. As you listen to this podcast, remember that Ryan was 16 at the time. We recorded this episode back in August of 2017. Ryan is now a year older and wiser and heading into his senior year. I have been holding on to this episode for this new season and am so excited to finally get to the ears of others. I hope this episode reminds all of us in education how powerful and insightful our students can be if we support them Enjoy!
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Topics We Explore
What is leadership?
How do you rise about the crowd of sameness? How do we learn how to lead?
What is his current WOW project of the moment?
How do we create enrollment in our ideas?
How do we take the first step in leadership?
Show Notes & Quotes
“Leadership is someone who drives other people to their passions”
“Leadership is helping others rise up”
“Most successful people in life stood out and stopped blending in.”
Current Read – A Colony and a Nation and This Town
Book To Gift Others – You’re More Powerful Than You Think
A Person To Follow – Eric Liu
Spirit Animal – Bernie Sanders
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